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PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

Mafalda Rakoš hello@mafaldarakos.com Austria mafaldarakos.com Internship: Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek

Nael Quraishi quraishi.nael@gmail.com United Kingdom naelquraishi.com Internship: Bani Abidi Project The Empty Bench “Dear all, I cannot even begin to explain how it felt to hear the news of our trip to Karachi being canceled,

It was important to me that both sides of my family would come together again… Does everyone remember what the grass in our old garden looked like?” ‘The Empty Bench’ is about the constant struggle of trying to be a part of a familial bond that is disjointed and spread around the globe. In a way to deal with this discomfort, I invited each family member to participate in my project. This resulted

in a weekly exchange of images of grass and even deeper conversations as an attempt to get closer to each other, to belong somewhere. Thesis Fast Love and the Palm Tree Beach Hut 5 non-linear stories about 5 different objects that reveal traces of displacement, nostalgia, migration, family history and (be)longing.

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Project A Story to Tell “You don’t really fit in..You don’t fit into the group of normal people, because you’re anorectic. And you don’t fit with those affected by anorexia, because you’re a man.” – Thomas, 21 Our process starts with a conversation. What does it look like, your mental cage? What do you feel, see,

think, hear, taste and smell? And where shall we go to take a picture of it? ‘A Story to Tell’ resulted from many encounters with ten men affected by anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Very often, it was shocking to listen to their stories. Yet, we kept drilling towards the true conflicts in the intersection of social expectations and big emotions; conflicts that lie at the heart of the stories they wanted to tell. Thesis Searching German Angst This thesis is an attempt to get a deeper understanding of the shifting political landscape in Europe and the reflection on how to deal with

societal topics as a photographer. The initial research question aimed at dissecting how the rise of populism is connected to anxiety, and whether the existance of German Angst can be proven, or not. The text entails a combination of sociological research, personal observations and reflections, analysis of artistic positions and imagery. As a passionate hitchhiker and anthropologist, my encounters with different characters on highways throughout Europe often served as a starting point for reflection. Thus, they are organically interwoven into the text and guide the reader through the journey.

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Graduation Catalogue 2019 - Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK)  

In this catalogue you will find the work by the graduating bachelor and master students of the art and design departments of the Royal Acade...

Graduation Catalogue 2019 - Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK)  

In this catalogue you will find the work by the graduating bachelor and master students of the art and design departments of the Royal Acade...

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